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Latah County Oral History Collection

Remembering Latah County and Idaho Life at the turn of the 20th century


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Joel BURKLAND(b. 1892)

Residence:Deary, Bear CreekOccupation(s): Operated garage and service station, town marshall, secretary-treasurer of highway district (37 years)
Family Origin:Parents were Swedish homesteaders (1880¬ęs). William Burkland's cousin


Interview #1, 8/15/1953

Topics:Family's water powered mill. Early Deary, fires and decline. Boys' work and fishing. Marshall's work. Depression debts. 8-15-53 1.5 hr
Duration:1:31:38Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:sawmills Native Americans hunting fishing Great Depression thieves children winter logging fires death IWW lumberjacks businesses service stations blacksmiths threshing
Locations:Deary Bear Creek Anderson Moscow